Overview

A portable system is offered to process mining materials in a more economical way.

NOTE: in this document, gold is used for the sake of discussion; so far we have actual reports about copper ore and palladium ore, and will be releasing more reports as we work with more mining operations.

Section 1. Executive Summary

Old Problems…
Several factors limit Asian production growth. One of them is shortages in raw materials.
Some metals are becoming rare – hence more recycling is necessary alongside mining. However, metal recycling isn’t catching up with demand.
Mining profitability is sometimes marginal – mainly due to energy costs.

Brand New Solution!


- Brown’s gas is a proven technology with many applications, one of them being the extraction of metals from ore.
- An entirely new niche (shown in red) can be created by using Brown’s gas to extract metals out of newly dug ore – or from tailings – alongside traditional mining and traditional recycling.
- A low-investment, scalable solution is offered here to start building such a niche by focusing on EXTRACTION FROM TAILINGS, shown in the red niche – which is a new type of recycling never done before. We believe it can grow up to take up third of the supply market.
- It’s a green solution without chemicals, that uses water, electricity and a system named Scalable Portable Ore Processing Plant (SPOPP).

Major Players

- END TARGET: commodities for industry, construction and megaprojects.

- TECHNOLOGY: provided by WaterfuelPro assisted by skilled workforce in Taiwan R.O.C.

- PRODUCERS: traditional mining corporations, as well as Big Oil corporations to create new revenue streams from these new opportunities. The minimal SPOPP system is affordable for small and medium business, too.

Financial Milestones


- Initial tests indicate high profitability, e.g., copper extraction from 3% to 20% with simple tech.

- Developing the technology: requires USD 5MM and 19 months – resulting in an extraction system WITH PROVEN RESULTS that can be duplicated quickly at $175k each.

- Market Penetration: requires USD 60MM and 48 months – resulting in 200 systems manufactured and leased out, and 20 factories, exit 4 years with USD 297MM (ROI 4.92).

- Further investments can be made, grow in 60 years to $1.33 TN/year globally.

Section 2. Multiple PROBLEMS
The Extraction Sector Has Been Missing on $Trillions

The Guardian (UK) published data from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development in their article ‘The ticking time bomb: minerals and metals scarcity in manufacturing‘:

“The chemical, energy and auto industries are on ‘red alert’ over disruption of supply, 14 raw materials have been named as ‘critical’ and manufacturers will struggle to keep up with demand, new research suggests.”

In that article the Guardian lists some of the most critical supplies: Beryllium, Cobalt, Tantalum, Flurospar and Lithium (in another Renewable Energy article they listed COPPER scarcity hurting all industries nowadays, ~Ozzie) but they also note that Renewable Energy is by far the most threatened because of such scarcity:

“Renewable energy (78%), automotive (64%) and energy and utilities (57%) are all currently experiencing instability of supply. The aviation, high tech and infrastructure sectors are also expecting to experience high rises in supply disruption from now to 2016.”

World Bank:

“Clean Energy Transition Will Increase Demand for Minerals, says new World Bank report“

Stanford University:

“Critical minerals scarcity could threaten renewable energy future“

The Economist:

“A scramble for the minerals used in renewable energy is under way“

Mining is a large and VITAL industry.

Its adverse impact on the environment is equally large – but it doesn’t have to be.

WaterfuelPro is bringing to mass production a technology called Brown’s gas that can make mining dramatically more eco-friendly while boosting its profitability at low investment levels.

WaterfuelPro is establishing itself to be the MIT of the Brown’s gas Industry by providing both end-user products and IP to create jobs and income opportunities around the world.

In MINING, this approach opens the door to several new opportunities:

- Improve the eco-friendliness and profit margins of working mines,
- Start new mining projects that are currently considered unprofitable or marginal, in which case making them even more profitable and cleaner than traditional mining,
- Tapping into the tailings of existing or even abandoned mines – thus extracting ‘gold out of sand’ without ever digging. We nicknamed it ‘Tailings to Gold 2.0’ – because it’s neither dug nor recycled, but a new combination. And not just gold – it is useful for extracting other metals from “trash”.

Opportunity Size

Current estimates indicate a USD 267 billion annual potential in revenues from selling Brown’s gas machines AND the additional profits from using those machines in more profitable mining.

Further revenues from applying the technology to mining (extraction from new ore +tailings): with global mining market estimated at $1.8 TN and expected to more than double in 60 years, 1/3 of this would amount to $1.33 TN annually. (Please note that these are not promised business volumes but rough calculations for your evaluation.)

Who is Missing Out on Potential Revenues Right Now?


We offer this opportunity to a handful of client types:

1. The mining industry itself, of course.

2. We strongly believe that Big Oil should tap into the USD 1.8 trillion mining industry as a compensation for revenues lost to alternative energy sources. Certain metals, such as copper and platinum, are becoming harder to extract than crude oil and gas.

3. New players who may find it interesting – and may be especially interested in the very low-risk opportunity offered in ?Section 5 below, in which we make it possible to extract ‘Gold 2.0’ by tapping into the leftovers of the mining industry with neither digging nor grinding.

Mining’s Importance to Industry and Economy

According to Bloomberg, three of the big four London-listed miners – BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and Glencore – just paid out USD 13.5 billion in dividends (Feb. 2018). “The Mining Industry Is Awash with Cash,” said Thomas Biesheuvel of Bloomberg.com.

The National Academy of Sciences (Washington, DC) states that “mining is first and foremost a source of mineral commodities that all countries find essential for maintaining and improving their standards of living. Mined materials are needed to construct roads and hospitals, to build automobiles and houses, to make computers and satellites, to generate electricity, and to provide the many other goods and services that consumers enjoy.” Mining also provides jobs and yields foreign exchange, and for many countries it accounts for a significant portion of gross domestic product.

The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM, London) states: “[now is] a time of considerable turbulence in international commodity markets, shows that despite the metals prices downturn a great many low and middle-income economies remain dependent on the mineral sector.”

Environmental Impact

This photo by Doug Hardesty (dhardesty@usgs.gov) of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) shows iron hydroxide precipitate (orange) in a Missouri stream that receives acid drainage from nearby surface mining.

Around the world, all major mining operations produce multiple waste products that impact the environment:

1. CHEMICALS used in the extraction process,

2. TAILINGS and TAILING PONDS are those big and ever-growing deposits of ‘trash’ left behind, commonly considered an inevitable evil the Earth must live with,

3. SMOKE and other airborne pollutants from excavators, earth movers and other Diesels.

Safety Problem


According to EconomyWatch.com, safety is one of the most important issues of the mining industry, “because poor ventilation, some poisonous gases and toxicants can severely harm miners’ health.”

Question


We certainly want and NEED the benefits of mining – but must we just accept its ill by-products? This document offers a state-of-the-art solution to ALL problems while BOOSTING benefits. You will see how everybody can win at small initial costs.

Section 3. Sand to Gold
How much money are we looking at?

- The global mining market is estimated at USD 1,783 billion

- Mining Equipment: USD 156 billion by 2022

- Operating expenses of top mining companies: USD 390 billion (Statista 2015)

- Bottom line: one of the largest industries on earth, with plans to start mining off-world.

“Gold 2.0” is in the Tailings
Questions

- How much ore can be recovered by Brown’s gas (HHO) during ongoing mining?

- How much MORE can be recovered from the material on the ground – that doesn’t require digging and doesn’t require grinding?!!

Colorado Abandoned Gold Mine. How much “Gold 2.0” is in this pile of “trash”?

Answers


Current estimates point to Brown’s gas market value at roughly 15% of the market size of all mining, thus indicating a USD 267 billion annua
l potential in revenues from:

- Selling Brown’s gas machines, and

- Additional profits from using those machines to boost profitability in existing/new mines.

We believe that upon understanding the new potential offered by this technology, mining experts would see large income opportunities and profit margins, especially when mining precious and high value metals such as gold, platinum, iridium, palladium (even copper is becoming increasingly rare).

Safety


- Our Brown’s gas generators are specifically designed and certified for explosive environments. In poorly ventilated mine zones where flammable dust or explosive dust/gas may be ignited by sparks or heat spots, it is critical to operate machines that do not create such conditions under any circumstance.

- Thanks to their inner design, our machines stay cool relative to commercially available ‘competitors’ – therefore we use no cooling fans (that pull dust and flammable fumes into those commonly found Brown’s gas machines).

- Brown’s gas is far superior in terms of worker safety as it will not ignite or poison the workers even if leaked into ambient air.

- To make our products extra safe, we design each part ourselves and manufacture them with several layers of safety measures – to ensure worker, equipment and site safety even under harsh conditions.

- Additionally, by eliminating the use of chemicals in ore processing, the environment becomes much safer to miners, truck drivers and residents around the mine.

Why is it More Profitable?


SIMPLIFICATION is the key factor. Expensive digging mill monsters are unnecessary because DIGGING has been taken out of the equation. We offer a much more economical solution here.

In an excellent analysis of metal mining vs. recycling in ‘The Business of Mining’, mining engineer Wilfred Visser postulates a gradual rise in demand for metals, as seen in the graph below that focuses on copper – but Visser predicts similar 60-year trends for other useful metals such as iron.


Wilfred Visser calculates a nearly linear decline in MINED cooper supply (the solid red line). However, we predict that applying Brown’s gas to mining would further lower the red line (broken red line below) and gradually replace it with a new trend (blue line below) – metal that is recycled NEXT TO THE MINE from the tailings. That’s the “Gold 2.0” in cooper – in ourprediction 12 million tonne by 2080, or $81.2 billion annually in today’s spot prices:

Section 4. Master SOLUTION
Mining Eco-Friendliness AND Profitability

This aspect is described in greater details in ?Appendix-B. The list below gives you the highlights:

- The world’s expert on Brown’s gas is George Wiseman of Eagle Research LTD, Canada.

- At a lecture given by George Wiseman at the 2007 Nexus Conference, Australia, he first described the unique properties and business potential in Brown’s gas (also known as HHO).

- Wiseman went on to explain how simply playing the flame of ignited Brown’s gas over the ore retrieves copper out of ore. He gave an example where they have taken ore that had only 3% cooper (according to the mining experts), and by treating it with Brown’s gas recovered 20% copper instead of only 3% – thus making the same ore nearly 7 times more valuable.

And, as you may realize, they did it without chemicals.

Wiseman also testified about the same Brown’s gas treatment helping a platinum mine recover the metal whereas before they could not recover anything economically – the chemical processes were just too expensive.

He concluded that it’s very practical for a mining company to take electricity (which they can get relatively inexpensively) and water, and recover more materials without expensive – and toxic – processing.

Why ‘Tailings to Gold 2.0’ is the Lowest-Risk Opportunity


By now it may be clear to you that there are various levels where this technology may be profitable for you. However, this section sharpens the view on what we consider to be the most attractive, lowest-risk opportunity in mining today – tapping into the tailings. This shines more light on the question asked earlier:

- How much MORE ore can be recovered from the material on the ground – that doesn’t require digging and (for the most part) doesn’t require grinding?!!

The Easiest Way to Seize This Opportunity

1. Search for mining operations with sizeable tailing piles comprising enough dry material to be processed that is easily accessible. The main site can be surface or underground or both – all you need is the ore already dug, processed and discarded.

2. Also search for mines that have been closed down or abandoned.

3, Ask the owners if they would allow you to access their ‘waste’ ore to conduct ore retrieval survey that would not endanger or interfere with their ongoing mining.

4. Conduct the survey by applying Brown’s gas to several tons of ‘waste’ ore. Record how much metal has been retrieved – as well as how much time and electricity it took per tonne.

5. Do your homework.

6. If you found ‘gold in the sand’ get back with the owner and make an agreement:

- You retrieve all the metals you can get from their tailings without burdening their operation – all you would need is legally secured access to their ‘trash’.

- You share a percentage of your profits with the owner.

- Optionally, if you need investors, the mining company or land owner may become your perfect partners.

7. Surface mining isn’t necessary. Equipment you will need is excavator(s) and a platform to process the ore where a Patented (pending) Brown’s gas furnace processes the ore.

8. We recommend that you hire an area surveyor to constantly map your operation so you always know which ore is cash in disguise, and which is “tailings 2.0” – now true trash.

How One System Does All of the Above
Block Diagram Overview


SPOPP Turnkey Solution on a Trailer; excavator brings in previously-processed “Tailings 1.0”, out come processed ore and REAL waste “Tailings 2.0”

The Mobility Advantage


THE PLATFORM: a 50-ton, 3-axle low-bed trailer moves the system around and between extraction sites

We’re in progress of patenting a machine, or more correctly a system of machines controlled by a central computer, that revolutionizes mining with this unique method:


- A 40-ft container houses standard and newly invented machinery to process ore with Brown’s gas. The system is self contained along with its Diesel generator and everything needed to complete the process and produce computerized reports.

- The system can be laid on the ground of course, but we recommend it be installed on a 50-foot gooseneck trailer, so it can be hauled to locations where tailings are easily accessible. Processing will be performed right there, and the system moved around the site or to another mine as necessary. By adding a front axle, the entire platform can be relocated using an earth mover or excavator rather than truck.

- Maximum efficiency is achieved because the system is brought to the tailings area, where a mini excavator brings “tailings 1.0” ore to the input of the system. Exiting the system are two outputs:

1. Elements extracted out of tailings, and

2. “Tailings 2.0” which is discarded in an orderly fashion so it doesn’t get reprocessed as it is unsuitable for further processing.

- Remember: this system can be used with newly dug ore, too.

How to Make it Even More Eco-Friendly

Brown’s gas is not only the safest, cleanest flame ever invented – but also a flame capable of boosting ore recovery efficiency and profitability without harming the environment. We know of no other ore processing method capable of doing that or even close. By adding the subsystems shown below (priced separately) this system can become even more eco-friendly:

Useful for Moon Mining?


According to NASA, Moon mining is feasible but must include measures for “making it as safe and efficient as possible.” They also state that “ferrying vast amounts of lunar soil to Earth for processing is impractical.”


WaterfuelPro Presentation Slide

The SPOPP turnkey solution readily addresses both of these needs with little or no modification, because:

Water for Brown’s gas generation can be recycled, or taken from Moon resources, whichever option is more economical at the time and place of operation.

Water used in the system’s Brown’s gas generators can be recycled by capturing vapor and water drops, as they are Brown’s gas that hasn’t been “burned” but rather 100 percent of it recombines back into the same amount of water according to published science. Electricity is used up but can be freshly obtained from renewable sources; on the bright side of the Moon, solar panels would probably be the best source of electricity.

If Diesels are excluded in Moon mining, the system would not require atmospheric air or oxygen supply because Brown’s gas already has the needed oxygen for its flames, while other industry-standard mining machines incorporated do not require atmospheric air or pressure either.

Using this system in Moon mining eliminates the need for “ferrying vast amounts of lunar soil to Earth for processing” because the above mentioned factors maximize element extraction efficiency, thus making it more economical to ferry some or all of the extracted elements back to Earth rather than having to use them locally on the Moon as an only option.

Section 5. Client Financing
Financing Factors
Cyber Security dictates lease model

As we have adopted a strict policy on preventing cyber attack hazards, our systems work offline at all times and circumstances. This renders remote monitoring of operational data impractical. Factors involved:

- Lack of remote monitoring due to strict cyber security,

- Remoteness of most mining sites, and complexities such as underground locations, toxicity, trade secrets and other access restrictions, make it impractical to send agents to most sites where SPOPP systems are to be operated by clients,

- Lack of previous data such as energy bills to calculate financing,

- This leaves traditional lease financing as the only option.

The financing model described below does not require any monitoring of client usage of the system. On the other hand, it makes it easy to show the client that their potential earnings far exceed the lease costs.

Financing Model

Since we don’t know whether the client – in long run – would use the system to retrieve gold or less pricey elements, we base the calculation on extraction of copper because that’s what we know most about. Copper is one of the most needed metals in Chinese industry and elsewhere.

The calculation below shows the customer – and the Bank – where the money is:

Production Value

- It is assumed that 17% of copper can be retrieved from “Tailing 1.0” copper ore, or 170 kg out of each tonne.

- It is also assumed that a single SPOPP system has a throughput of 1 T/h with a single unit of our ER-1800 Brown’s gas generator, or roughly 2 T/h with two such units. A system with two units is calculated to cost USD 175k, but for this calculation we assume only 1 T/h to be on the worst case side.

- Therefore, a single SPOPP is estimated to produce 170 kg copper per hour of operation, in the worst case.

- Copper is priced in the free market at USD 6,770 per tonne at the time of writing.

- The value of the hourly 170 kg: USD 1,150.90

- Assuming 10 hours per day of effective work in the field, on global average.

Copper value per 26 days a month, or 260 hours, is 260 x USD 1,150.90 = USD 299,234

- Operational Overhead – majorly transport, logistics and Diesel fuel costs – is estimated at 35?50%, and we for this calculation we assume the 50% as worst case.

- Therefore, value of cooper extracted – after overhead expenses – is USD 149,617 per month.

Leasing

- Leasing is quite common at 36 months, although it can be different of course.

- The Bank may take 20% interest rate.

- This scheme leaves the system as fully owned by the client at the end of lease; thus 0% value at Bank’s hands. It is assumed that the system has at least 36 more months to operate properly before refurbishing is required.

- Per this calculation by FitSmallBusiness.com (verified by other sources), the client pays USD 32,518 per month, which means they keep 3% of the value of copper they retrieve per month, after expenses and financing. Or, annually, they make USD 1.4MM or more per each SPOPP system they use to process copper tailings.

- In fact, a client who can afford to buy the system without financing can cover their costs in less than 6 months. But of course not everybody can pay USD 875k in cash, and there is always the risk that extraction rates will not be as high as expected, plus commodities price fluctuations. However, this calculation shows very easy financing from the client’s perspective, while the Bank earns well at USD 390,216 annually for each system financed.

- We don’t know the retrieval percentages of other metals, but with palladium for example costing USD 30,237,780 per tonne at the time of writing, we can calculate that a mere 0.01% extraction out of palladium tailings (1,700 times tinier than copper) would rival copper’s profits by more than double.

- With 211 million tonne of palladium mined globally in 2017 alone, and 20 million tonnes of copper (between many other examples), against an ongoing supply deficit of both commodities, we strongly believe that educated clients would want to closely look at the opportunity to own and operate more than one SPOPP system.

Section 6. Desired Strategic Alliance


WaterfuelPro can provide the technology and desires to establish strategic alliance with the following bodies:

A) Mining Corporation


Such corporation could be one of the bigger names in mining such as Glencore, BHP, or Rio Tinto, but it doesn’t have to be. What is desirable is an entity which is familiar with the mining industry and can organize multiple entrepreneurs to start using the opportunity described herein. These entrepreneurs would be clients for SPOPP systems; they do not need to be experts on mining because they would not be busy with mining at all, but instead would be instructed on how to earn in this new niche.

The corporation can earn extra revenue by finding sites worthy of exploring, but of course clients should be able to find their own sites as well.

Therefore, the ideal capacity of such corporation would be both distributorship and consulting.

B) Financing Body


Appendix-B shows high potential earnings for a financing body that would finance mining entrepreneurs using this system. Remember that such clients would normally start small but as soon as they see good profits they would wish to finance more systems.

Our first choice for such alliance is HSBC due to their being “the world’s local bank” with 3,900 offices in 67 countries.

C) Investors


We’re also seeking financing of USD 60MM for developing the SPOPP system for the mining industry in general – and more specifically for this alliance.

The investors can be the mining corporation, the financing body, or both. Public funding is not desirable, we wish to have only a small number of stable shareholders.

C) Proposed Reformation of Big Oil: Help Mining and World Economy, Gain New Streams of Income


Opportunity Potential to Owner/Operator


- This potential is so mind boggling that we cannot calculate it for you.

- We do know, however, that the global niche size is estimated at USD 267 billion per year.

- Email us here for free consultation. We abide by our Privacy Policy, but you shouldn’t divulge sensitive information.


Appendix-A. Science References                                  

In a 90-minute lecture given by George Wiseman at the 2007 Nexus Conference, Australia, he shared little-known data about Brown’s gas’s efficacy in mining


In that lecture Wiseman of Eagle Research Ltd. (www.eagle-research.com) provided much vital data about the applications, characteristics and politics of Brown’s gas. The transcript below focuses on the part where he describes Brown’s gas eco-friendliness when used in mining application.

Nexus Conference, Australia 2007: George Wiseman’s lecture “The Amazing Browns Gas” Click the image to order the DVD from Nexus Magazine

Presentation at NEXUS Conference, Australia 2007, by George Wiseman


Here are some highlights, marked by minutes into the video. Watch this lecture several times over to better understand and enhance your ability to profit from it.

In the introduction given by Mr. Duncan Roads, Editor of NEXUS Magazine, he edified George Wiseman as the leading researcher and developer of Brown’s gas technology. He started by telling about the adventures that Bulgarian-born Yull Brown went through when he came to Australia, then to China and eventually to Canada.

George Wiseman:

[7:30] “Tesla is my hero. — Tesla said: ‘I worked so hard to build it simple – why do you seek to complicate it?’ And that’s essentially what I do.”

[8:45] “…the machines that we have are three times more efficient than Yull Brown’s machines originally were.” He states that his technology (though improved) is a duplication of Brown’s.

Definitions


[9:10] “Brown’s gas is the entire mixture of combustible gas generated from a machine specifically designed to electrolyze water and NOT to separate the resulting gases.” Goes by many names so people don’t know they are the same gas. It has other important constituents such as water vapor; you wouldn’t get the same effect if you mixed hydrogen (di-atomic hydrogen, H2) and oxygen (di-atomic oxygen, O2) from separate bottles. It has H2 and O2 but it ALSO contains MONATOMIC hydrogen and oxygen (H and O) which the scientific community says CANNOT POSSIBLY HAPPEN, yet spectroanalysis shows is indeed in the gas, every single time. About 1-5% monatomic hydrogen and about 5-10% monatomic oxygen (the higher the numbers the better QUALITY of Brown’s gas – they are not all high quality).

[11:10] Magnecules are the ‘magic’ of Brown’s gas. Discovered by Ruggero Santilli. Yull Brown called it ‘Fluid Crystal’ (although he didn’t have the technology to see it) so this has been known for decades. Wiseman named it ‘Electrically Expanded Water’ (ExW) but in the lecture he calls it Magnecules to give credit to Santilli for actually showing the proof.

Using WaterfuelPro Products in Mining – ORE PROCESSING

The application is best explained by George Wiseman in this lecture.

[21:00 min. into the lecture] Application: ore processing. 

“Playing the flame over the ore does something science says isn’t possible – transmutation {the changing of one element into another by radioactive decay, nuclear bombardment, or similar processes}. In this we’re putting energy directly into the molecules of the elements that are in that stone. For example: we took ore that had only 3% cooper (i.e., they could recover only 3% of metal out of the rock), we took the same rock and treated it with Brown’s gas and it turned into a 20% copper ore, which – anyone who knows about metallurgy – that’s just phenomenal.”


“The reason that this happened had to do with Mother Nature. All the materials that it took to make the cooper were already in the rock, but they haven’t finished being copper, they haven’t turned into copper yet. So if you ‘cook’ the rock with this gas, which puts this special energy into the molecular structure of the material, it finishes the process that Mother Nature already started, and more metal becomes available.”

“What otherwise wasn’t really metal yet, so the recovering process didn’t get it; it couldn’t get it. What this means, in the commercial sense, is that you can go back to tailing {areas of refused mining tailings where the waterborne refuse material is pumped into a pond to allow the sedimentation (separation) of solids from the water} ponds of copper mines, for example, have this type of copper, and process them and get three times more ore out of the stuff that’s already on top of the ground (and already finely ground) than you did in the original mine.”

Someone in the audience asked about gold; Wiseman answered that at that time he only had experience with cooper- and platinum-based metals. He explained why “it helped the platinum mine recover the metal, whereas before, they could not recover anything – the chemical processes were just too expensive. So now with Brown’s gas it’s very practical for a mining company to take electricity (which they can get relatively inexpensively) and water, and recover more materials without expensive processing.”


Appendix-B: Financials & Milestones, Detailed


Email us here and ask for the latest version of the document: Appendix-A_SPOPP-Financials.pdf

SPEC SHEET
Throughput


- Each SPOPP unit is calculated to process between 1-2 tons/hr.

- This is based on two SISBG units (our Brown’s gas generators) working at up to 100% capacity.

- To effectively justify system’s cost, we balance each section’s throughput with the rest of the system. If for example initial stone crushing or final wash slow down the system, we add more power to the slow section so it can keep the pace up.

- Over the coming years, as we work with more mines around the world, we will be publishing a growing database of results from various ore/country combinations (only with each miner’s permission of course).

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Specs for Typical Options

- Dimensions (L*W*H): 1,830*250*290 cm

- Weight: 30-36 ton

- Power source: Diesel Generator

- Rated Power: 50 kW

- Fuel consumption: roughly estimated 5-15 litres/hr

- Water consumption for the SISBG units: 2 litres/hr

- Water consumption for pre- or post-processing washing: as necessary, if any.

Ground and Environment


- Ground conditions: 2 degrees slope length/width is acceptable; use trailer stabilizer legs as necessary; always consider the system’s heavy weight AND SOME VIBRATION when calculating worst-case ground density and stability for the expected period of operation in a specific spot. Also consider road erosion of excavators and trucks access spots.

- Ventilation requirements: the system is designed for outdoor, above-ground operation in mining environments.

- Stackability: not allowed.

- Site design: when multiple SPOPP systems are added for higher production, site planning must foremost consider SAFE ACCESS for excavator (input) and trucks (output).

Split System Optional


For mining sites with less than ideal haul road networks, or having bad access roads in and out of the site itself, we can divide the system into two halves, each installed in its own 30-ft (or 40-ft) container, that can be quickly interconnected once on site. Whether they can be hauled in tandem or not depends on state roadway regulations, road conditions, distance and available tow machine. This system is very heavy and we consider it far safer to split any towing cycle.

We normally tend to standardize a system to fit nearly all clients, for two reasons:

1. Availability from stock, without needing to redesign per client, and

2. Resale value.

However, in the case of SPOPP, system models must be adapted to sub-niches – mainly dependent on the ore type and condition (wet vs. dry, stone crushing/filtering, etc.) and therefore there is less standardization and more client-tailoring. This option is not expected to raise pricing and production time significantly, yet it may prove very useful in reducing hauling expenses and complexity.

Scalability

Each system can process 1-2 tonnes per hour. Once a site is proven profitable, more systems of the same size and type can be scattered around the site. This keeps costs minimal and flexibility maximal.

Pricing

- $175k per system excluding truck, trailer and excavator; just for comparison: Komatsu® smallest (956 HP) mining excavator is priced at $157k; according to Purchasing.com, between John Deere, Hitach, Caterpillar, Komatsu and JCB, the average long-reach mining excavator costs $151,300

- Pricing certainty: 80%

- +20% for tailoring – if necessary. In many cases system design must be adapted to meet client needs; whether this may affect pricing depends on the application and will be determined on a case-by-case basis; factors that influence design (and possibly pricing) variations:

      -   Incoming material may have small or larger stones that may need to be crushed or removed,

      -   Incoming ore may need to be drained and dried before processing,

      -   Certain metals may need furnace modifications or adjustments.

- Price includes lifetime software updates; such updates are not bug fixes but based on the growing knowledge base of all mining operations around the world. Our sharing principle policy: each operator can contribute as much or as little information as they please – but receives the complete worldwide knowledge base gathered from ALL mining niches.

Price Variants

- Is the ore input wet or dry?

- Does it need post-processing drying ON SITE (vs. post processing at the receiving factory?

- Is stone crushing or screening necessary?

- Melting point,

- As mentioned, the typical system is scaled to process 1-2 tonnes per hour, passing through the system as a whole; if more SISBG units are required, the additional pricing would be $10k each, however we currently estimate no more than 3 such units total per SPOPP system.

- Scalability is built into each SPOPP system, and is included in the price; once the operator chooses to grow their operation and add more SPOPP units, they will work together – mainly in terms of computer-controlled coordination regardless of location – at no additional cost.